June 20, 2016 – On the summer solstice, one day in advance of International Day of Yoga, 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch spoke at the United Nations joining the Founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. As a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and her biographer, I was delighted to moderate Tao’s conversation. Sadhguru’s conversation was moderated by Max Kennedy, author and son of Robert F. Kennedy. The audience included senior UN officials, ambassadors and other dignitaries from various countries.
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Dancing Light Wins 2016 IPPY Award!!!
New York, NY, April 13, 2016 – 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch can add another accolade to her name, “award-winning author,” demonstrating once again that it is never too late to realize your dreams. Her book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, tied for a Silver Medal in the Autobiography/Memoir II (Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel) National Category for the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Womensphere Global Summit 2016
I was delighted to speak at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit in New York. As many Womensphere gatherings, this event focused on accelerating gender parity and advancing women in leadership and innovation in the workplace and society. There was a special emphasis on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development–a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
2014 Womensphere Events
THE BUZZ: I participated in two wonderful Womensphere events recently. I spoke at the 7th Womensphere Summit 2014, closing the event out in true Power Living fashion. The theme this year was “Creating the Future: Accelerating Advancement.” There were a slew of dynamic women in addition to a few good men.
August on Martha’s Vineyard
THE BUZZ: August on Martha’s Vineyard is like a smorgasbord of culture, sun and fun. From fundraisers to festivals, there is an overflow of interesting things to do. The beauty of it is that you can also decide to do nothing at all!
THE BUZZ: It’s been more than two months since 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram, and they’re still missing. 95-year-old yoga master and lifelong activist Tao Porchon-Lynch joined World Economic Forum Young Global leader in calling to #BringBackOurGirls.
“I amsterdam” Lunch with Vice Mayor of Amsterdam
THE BUZZ: I love boats and Amsterdam has always been a fascinating city to me. On Wednesday April 9th, 2014, I got the chance to experience a dose of both! I joined a very interesting discussion aboard the historical Clipper ‘Stad Amsterdam’ which was moored at Pier 59 in New York. It was an invite-only event hosted by the Vice Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, Mrs. Carolien Gehrels, and the World Economic Forum.
UNGC CEO Study on Sustainability
REPORT: The UN Global Compact’s latest report is the world’s largest CEO study on sustainability, representing perspectives from 1,000 CEO around the globe.
Mo & Me Film Screening
THE BUZZ: On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 I attended Mo & Me: A Film Screening and Conversation at Tribeca Cinemas. Salim Amin, Chip Duncan and Riz Khan were on hand as speakers. I met fellow Young Global Leader Salim Amin a few years ago at the World Economic Forum meeting in Africa. This film is the powerful story of his father, Mohamed “Mo” Amin – undoubtedly Africa’s greatest photojournalist.
YGL Summit in Myanmar
THE BUZZ: From June 2nd through June 7th, 2013, I was in Myanmar for the Young Global Leader (YGL) Summit and World Economic Forum on East Asia. Over 1000 people from 55 countries descended on the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw to discuss Myanmar’s future.